Here we are in the second half of Brantley’s first year of life and as usual, each month goes by faster and faster! She’s 7 months old now and I actually LOVE this age!
She’s doing so well when it comes to sitting up on her own. I can even leave her sitting up in a room, surrounded by pillows and toys, while I walk in to another room. Before, I couldn’t let her get out of my sight, out of fear that she might fall over or bump her head on the ground.
We’re still in size 2 diapers and I think she’s a little petite in size. I like to think of it as dainty. We’ll go with that!
One big change we had this month was in her eating.
I’m not breastfeeding anymore and while I had a really hard time with the baby weaning blues, in the beginning, I’m ok with it now.
After a huge fight with the bottle, she’s more than happy to take it, thanks to a little bottle boot camp she had at my mom’s house. She’s eating Enfamil Nutramigen, and actually likes it now. There’s one thing I don’t like about it. The price!! That stupid formula is ridiculously expensive!!
It’s a good thing she’s cute.
She’s sleeping through the night every now and again, but nothing consistent.
I haven’t started doing any baby foods with her just because we’ve been trying to figure out this whole formula situation. I’m planning to start strong this next week, though. I see vegetables in her very near future!
Although I don’t LOVE the way her skin looks now, even after I started her on formula, I AM seeing an improvement and that’s what’s important. I just hate when she wakes up in the morning and her skin on her faces is so dry, she looks like a little old lady.
People see her hands and always ask me what’s wrong or why she’s so dry. This eczema business is no fun, but we’re trying lots of things to make it easier for her.
The boys LOVE her and there’s one little boy who thinks about her a LOT. Langston has really shown his sweet side in the last month or so. He loves to see her first thing in the morning and regularly spends time in her face, talking to her, during the day.
He’s a sweet big brother.
Riverson is a different story. He doesn’t think twice about hitting her if she happens to touch him or even attempts to grab him. We regularly have to tell him to be sweet with his baby sister.
I’m hoping that will change. QUICKLY!
I never knew how much I would love having a little girl, but I’m already building such an amazing bond with this little girl and her smile just melts me.
I love the little personality I’m seeing in her more and more, every day.
Once again, I thank God for bringing this little girl in to our family and giving me the privilege to call her my own.
She has blessed us all. There’s no doubt about that.